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THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND KINESIOLOGY


The Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, HLKN is currently home to over 3,500 undergraduate students, 246 master’s students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members, 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.

Divisions of Health & Kinesiology

The department is comprised of four divisions: Health EducationKinesiologySport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program. Each division offers various degrees and outreach programs promoting continuing education for students and the community.

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Division of Health Education

Prepares students to help people improve their health, and thereby the quality of life, through effective health education, powerful networking, strong leadership, meaningful research and selfless service to others.

Division of Kinesiology

We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

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Division of Sport Management

The Sport Management Program is one of the top 5 programs in the country.

Health & Kinesiology Physical Education Activity Building

Division of Physical Education Activity Program

PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.

Former Student Highlight


KOURTNEY MARTIN


During her time as a Group Fitness Instructor at Texas A&M Rec Sports, she was presented with the opportunity to instruct WELLNESS WORKS! fitness sessions to faculty and staff at Texas A&M. She went on to complete her graduate internship with WELLNESS WORKS! before being named Employee Wellness Coordinator in 2017.

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FROM OUR FORMER STUDENTS


Chandler Stout ’15 discusses her experience as a Sports Management Major at the College of Education and Human Development. Chandler has been heavily involved in student organizations such as Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Freshman Leaders in Progress, Conference on Student Government Association Committee, Big Event, Relay for Life-Aggieland and Fish Camp.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Opportunities


HLKN offers cutting-edge research opportunities for not only graduate students; undergraduate students have the option of some centers and laboratories to participate. Research experiences provide undergraduates with a well-rounded education and an upper hand over others if they decide to continue their education towards graduate school.

Undergraduate Research Grant

The objective of this research grant is to facilitate undergraduate research across the four departments in the College of Education & Human Development. Expected learning outcomes include increased proficiency in the research process (e.g., developing research questions, engagement in research projects) and in the dissemination of research findings. Thus, students will work with a faculty mentor on a new or existing project, thereby gaining valuable research experience and understanding and present their work at a local, state, or national setting (e.g., Student Research Week, state or national conferences, or other publications).

Undergraduates will be awarded a $500 stipend to assist with tuition, books and other supplies needed to carry out the research. Also, the faculty mentor will receive $500 in a research and development account to help cover the costs associated with the research project.

Undergraduate Research Grant Form

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